4 days in Taupo, Tongariro National Park & Whanganui Itinerary

4 days in Taupo, Tongariro National Park & Whanganui Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Taupo
— 1 day
2
Tongariro National Park
— 2 nights
3
Whanganui
— 1 night

1
day
Taupo

Taupo
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Taupo trip website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Hamilton International Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Taupo

Nature Trails Parks
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Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway

2
nights
Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
You've now added Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get impressive views of Mount Ruapehu, hit the best photo ops around with Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Taranaki Falls, thenadmire the sheer force of Tawhai Falls, and finally hike along Ridge Track.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tongariro National Park tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Taupo to Tongariro National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. You'll set off for Whanganui on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour ©
Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour
Taranaki Falls ©
Taranaki Falls
Mount Ruapehu ©
Mount Ruapehu

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night
Whanganui

Whanganui ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Whanganui National Park, Waitonga Falls Walk Trailhead and Mangawhero Falls. On the 22nd (Sat), admire the sheer force of Mangawhero Falls, admire the sheer force of Waitonga Falls Walk Trailhead, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Whanganui National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Whanganui trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tongariro National Park to Whanganui takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Whanganui are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Whanganui

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Waitonga Falls Walk Trailhead, Mangawhero Falls
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Mangawhero Falls ©
Mangawhero Falls
Waitonga Falls Walk Trailhead ©
Waitonga Falls Walk Trailhead
Whanganui National Park ©
Whanganui National Park

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